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Canadians

PronunciationEdit

  • (General American) IPA(key): /kəˈneɪdiən/, [kʰəˈneɪɾiən]
  • Rhymes: -eɪdɪən
  • Hyphenation: Can‧ad‧ian
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Etymology 1Edit

From Canada (noun) +‎ -ian (suffix forming adjectives and nouns).

AdjectiveEdit

Canadian (comparative more Canadian, superlative most Canadian)

  1. Of, belonging to, or relating to Canada or its people.
  2. (informal) Of, belonging to, or relating to Canadian English.
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NounEdit

Canadian (plural Canadians)

  1. A native or inhabitant of Canada.
  2. (sports, informal) Canadian national championship. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  3. (sports) canoe (short for Canadian canoe, as opposed to kayak)
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Proper nounEdit

Canadian

  1. (informal) The English language (spoken or written) as used in Canada; Canadian English.
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Etymology 2Edit

A name of uncertain origin. The city and town names are after the river.

Proper nounEdit

Canadian

  1. The Canadian River, a river in New Mexico, the Texas Panhandle, and Oklahoma in the United States, which is a tributary of the Arkansas River.
  2. A town in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma.
  3. A city in and county seat of Hemphill County, Texas.

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ReferencesEdit

  • “Canadian” in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2004.